C-I hires second interim chief
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board hired its second interim superintendent Monday for the 2000-01 school year.
Teachers of industrial, vocational courses give C-I board presentations
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board heard presentations Monday from the teachers in the industrial technology and vocational program department. The teachers explained what they teach and what is going on in their area of expertise.
C-I school board delays interviews for superintendent
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board agreed Monday to push back superintendent candidate interviews by a week.
Real sweethearts spread Valentine cheer all year
DEAR READERS: A Happy Valentine's Day to one and all! There may be snowdrifts on the ground or rain clouds in the forecast, but regardless of what the weatherman says, there's sunshine and springtime in our hearts.
Dear Heloise: I read a letter in the (Rochester, Minn.) Post-Bulletin from a reader requesting your help in MAKING GELATIN without the "rubber."
Study: Falling in love not much fun for many teen-agers
The most famous youthful romance in the English-speaking world, that star-crossed love of Romeo and Juliet, was a tragedy. Now researchers have published a huge study of real-life adolescents in love.
Horse fest draws crowd to CLC
Central Lakes College may have missed the
SOUTH ST. PAUL(AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 300.
Woman sentenced in crash
Delphia Elling, charged with criminal vehicular operation following an auto accident that left Pequot Lakes resident Jodi Runberg paralyzed, was sentenced in Crow Wing County District Court.
ONAMIA -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident reported at 7:43 a.m. Monday on Highway 169, one mile south of Onamia.
Chocolate Lovers Extravaganza rescheduled to March 1
The annual Chocolate Lovers Extravaganza, which was postponed because of bad weather, has been rescheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 1 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Crow Wing sheriff
HART closed Wednesdays
Heartland Animal Rescue Team is now closed on Wednesdays.
Brainerd grad to speak at banquet
Lt. Gen. Bruce Carlson, a 1967 graduate of Washington High School in Brainerd, will be the guest speaker this weekend at a formal military banquet for the Air Force ROTC at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Christopher Burckhard, 25, Roseville, suffered minor injuries. He was treated at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls and released.
Bring a Friend to Campus Day set Wednesday
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, is hosting Bring a Friend to Campus Day on Wednesday for prospective students at the community and technical college.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Kixters shows rescheduled to March 1
The Brainerd Kixters 25th anniversary shows that were postponed because of snow last week have been rescheduled for 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 1.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 82, a year ago 65.
MnDOT plans snow removal
Starting at 2 a.m. Thursday, Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will begin loading and removing snow from Oak Street in Brainerd from the junction of Highway 371 to 19th Street, weather permitting.
Region 5 meeting set Feb. 22
STAPLES -- The Region 5 Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Region 5 office in Staples.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 600.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 221, a year ago 261.
Tiger Woods wins a record four ESPYs; Nicklaus earns lifetime achievement award
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus made the ESPY awards a golf show.
Walz schedules February meetings
ST. PAUL -- State Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, has scheduled six town meetings for this month.
Ashcroft may back immunity for Rich's ex-wife
WASHINGTON -- Scrutiny of former President Clinton's pardon of commodities trader Marc Rich intensified Monday as Attorney General John D. Ashcroft said he would consider supporting a grant of immunity for Rich's ex-wife and the Senate Judiciary Committee made plans to broaden its probe of the pardon process.
Early figures show census undercount smaller than 1990
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The census missed a smaller percentage of people in 2000 than in 1990, especially minorities and children, a preliminary review of Census Bureau numbers show.
Poll shows few Minnesotans back Ventura's tax cut plan
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura's plan to use the state's projected revenue surplus for permanent tax cuts and a one-time tax rebate has the backing of only about a quarter of Minnesota voters, a poll published Wednesday showed.
Wenzel seeks to hike personal exemption
ST. PAUL -- Middle-income families across Minnesota could see their income taxes cut substantially under a plan to increase the personal exemption by $2,200 per person, Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, said in a news release.
'Downside risks' feared by Greenspan
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, delivering a sober assessment of the U.S. economy to Congress, said Tuesday that economic growth was close to "stalling out" at the start of the year and the country still faces a large number of "downside risks."
Grant would help fire departments
ST. PAUL -- State Sen. Don Samuelson, DFL-Brainerd, has announced the creation of a $100 million federal grant program to be available for fire departments sometime in February.
Poll indicates Wellstone's broken promise isn't hurting him much
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Close to half of Minnesota voters don't mind that U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone broke a campaign promise when he said last month that he would seek a third term in 2002, a poll published Tuesday showed.
Administration to fight altering tax-cut price tag
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration will resist any tax cut that exceeds $1.6 trillion over 10 years, Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill told Congress Tuesday, informing House tax-writers that any changes that make the tax cut more expensive will require trimming or dropping other parts.
High-rent flap sends Clinton office search to Harlem
Former President Clinton has abandoned plans for an expensive office suite in a tower high above midtown Manhattan and hopes instead to locate in renovated space near the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, Clinton aides said.
Walz backs long-term care proposal
ST. PAUL -- State Rep. Dale Walz, R-Brainerd, is a co-sponsor of legislation that would reform and expand long-term care services for senior citizens.
Networks vow to fix elections coverage gaffes
WASHINGTON -- The heads of the nation's television networks, in rare testimony before Congress, outlined the steps they will take to avoid a repeat of the Florida election call that prematurely elected George W. Bush.
Nonprescription morning-after pill to undergo studies
WASHINGTON -- The maker of a morning-after pill is about to begin government-sanctioned studies to see if the emergency contraception can sell without a doctor's prescription.
Pfizer stops some clinical trials of pain medication
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pfizer Corp. halted some clinical trials of a painkilling medication after federal regulators voiced concern over a study suggesting the medication increased incidence of tumors in mice.
Competing maps lay out new information on human genome
Competing maps of the human genome are being laid bare this week as scientists hurry to tell the world what treasures lie buried in the long, complex chain of human DNA.
GAO reports food safety is poorly monitored at seafood companies
More than half of the United States' seafood companies aren't following federal food safety rules designed to protect consumers from food-borne illness, according to a report released Tuesday by congressional investigators.
Providing service in cost effective, efficient manner still top goal
HACKENSACK -- To provide public service in a cost effective and efficient manner continued this year to top Cass County goals for the coming year.
Cass County officials tackle goals at annual retreat
HACKENSACK -- Cass County Administrator Robert Yochum opened Cass County's fifth annual planning retreat Feb. 9 at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve near Hackensack by explaining how the county met last year's goals.
Career Exploration Day held for high school students
CAMP RIPLEY -- Students from Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Pierz, Browerville, Swanville and Upsala learned about career opportunities and the educational requirements that can prepare them for those careers at Career Exploration Day on Feb. 6 at Camp Ripley.
Flyers' Thielen ready for another state trip
LITTLE FALLS -- Jason Thielen is only a sophomore at Little Falls High School but he's already been to three state tournaments.
Gymnast joins St. Cloud club in hopes of competing in college
MERRIFIELD -- In her senior year of high school Amanda Rau has sacrificed many things for a single goal -- to be the best gymnast she can be.
STAPLES -- Staples Motley Community Education will offer a one-session class from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 27 on how to take a class over the Internet.
Sheriff's department in spotlight
HACKENSACK -- Each year one Cass County department has an opportunity to assess ways it can improve its part of county government.
Mother hopes to start networking group with other adoptive families
Ask Nashya Vesely where babies come from, and the bubbly 3-year-old would tell you the honest truth.
Area Athletes of the Week
PEQUOT LAKES -- The arrival of Megan Arns couldn't have come at a better time for Bill Larson and his Pequot Lakes girls' basketball team.
Sustainable Farming Association of Central Minnesota to host annual meeting
The Sustainable Farming Association of Central Minnesota will host its annual meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 3 at Central Lakes College in Staples.
Interest in parks
Nearly 30 people in Crow Wing County have expressed interest in serving on the parks committee.
No calls today
A telephone booth in Nisswa was filled to the "book" with snow after Sunday night's snowfall.
'Elvis' delivers some Valentine's cheer
Decked out in a two-piece gold suit, sporting mutton-chop sideburns, the trademark sunglasses and an uncharacteristic tuft of curly hair, Elvis has found work in Brainerd.
Lawmaker questions county decision to update lakeshore lease lots value
The Crow Wing County Board received letters from state Rep. Tom Rukavina regarding its decision to update values for 22 lakeshore lease lots in the county.
Mom takes a spill
Patti Lingenfelter (left) crashed to the ice Tuesday at the Gregory Park skating rink while her daughter, Danielle, watched. The pair took advantage of Tuesday's warm temperatures to skate at the Brainerd rink.
Zoning misunderstanding may cost business owner
A misunderstanding about a Crow Wing County zoning ordinance may have cost a business owner an extra $1,100.
Brainerd council session to air
Excerpts from the Feb. 5 Brainerd City Council meeting will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Channel 8, Charter Communication's public access channel.
Meeting planned to negotiate disputed lease for PEAKS Charter School
PILLAGER -- PEAKS Charter School Board members and school founders Bruce and Kathy Martin will meet Thursday in an attempt to renegotiate the $5,338-per-month lease for a four-bedroom farm house and outbuildings, which some have criticized as excessive.
'Gladiator' leads field with 12 Oscar nods
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- "Gladiator," Hollywood's high-tech return to the glories of Rome, led Academy Award contenders Tuesday with 12 nominations, including best picture, actor and director.
County cites solid waste savings
The Crow Wing County solid waste department is saving money.
This was Brainerd
30 years ago (1971)-Brainerd was one of the leaders in employment in Minnesota last year. Brainerd's average monthly employment gain in 1970 was 4.5 percent over 1969. State employment increased only 1.7 percent.
Pequot Lakes woman runs afoul of county zoning regulations
It may be back to the drawing board for Mary Jane Johnson-Olson of Pequot Lakes.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Bud Henderson has been appointed general manager of Northland Truck, Inc. of Brainerd. Henderson formerly owned and operated Viking Tire Company of Brainerd for 17 years.
Six dead after two Army helicopters crash in Hawaii
HONOLULU -- Six soldiers died when two Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed during a nighttime exercise on the island of Oahu. Eleven others were injured.
Man wanted in machete attacks arrested
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) -- A man wanted in a four-state crime spree -- including the killing of a gas station attendant with a machete -- was arrested by police who found him asleep in his car.
Report: Marines clear Osprey design from responsibility in December crash
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Marine Corps says the fatal December crash of a V-22 Osprey was not caused by the aircraft's hybrid tilt-rotor design and hopes the finding could lead to the revival of the troubled aircraft program, The New York Times reported.
Civilians seated at sub controls during fatal collision with fishing boat
HONOLULU -- Civilian visitors were seated at two of the three main controls of a Navy submarine when it surfaced beneath a Japanese fishing boat off Hawaii last Friday, Navy officials said Tuesday.
Early puberty seen
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Parents come to Dr. Gilbert August mystified: Their little girls, around age 8 and sometimes younger, already are showing unmistakable signs of puberty.
Congress warned of 20 percent drop in farm income
WASHINGTON -- As if low crop prices weren't tough enough, the nation's farm economy is now being battered by soaring costs for energy and fertilizer, Congress was told Tuesday.
Retail sales jump in January
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lured into stores by deep discounts and better weather, Americans pushed up sales at the nation's retailers in January by a strong 0.7 percent, the biggest jump in four months.
University for the deaf student arrested in two killings, including Minnesota man
WASHINGTON -- A freshman at Gallaudet University, the nation's only liberal arts university for the deaf, was charged Tuesday with killing two fellow students over the past five months. One of the victims was from Burnsville.
Oklahoma Supreme Court dismisses Nichols appeal
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state Supreme Court on Monday dismissed Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols' request to remove the district attorney's office from the case, clearing the last obstacle to resuming Nichols' prosecution.
Possible dynamite discovery prompts evacuation in Washington state
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- Police ordered a major highway shut down and evacuated nearby residents Wednesday while they investigated a storage unit believed to contain six cases of old, unstable dynamite and explosive chemicals.
Federal marshals seize church to satisfy $6 million tax debt
INDIANAPOLIS -- Federal marshals seized the Indianapolis Baptist Temple on Tuesday to satisfy a $6 million tax debt, and wheeled its former pastor out on a gurney as he protested the move.
Witness: White House didn't mention Rich's 'fugitive' status in phone call
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a midnight phone call on President Clinton's last day in office, the U.S. pardon attorney says White House lawyers didn't tell him that indicted financier Marc Rich was a fugitive from justice.
Father of family that survived crash says pilots should be remembered
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. (AP) -- A man said Tuesday that while it is a miracle his family survived a plane crash, people should be remembering the pilots who lost their lives.
Atlantis astronauts start 100th spacewalk in U.S. history
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Two astronauts floated outside space shuttle Atlantis on Wednesday, performing chores on the international space station during the 100th spacewalk in the U.S. space program.
Sub's lack of rescue efforts questioned by Japanese
HONOLULU -- Navy officials came under increased pressure Monday from the Japanese government and the relatives of the survivors and those missing to explain why the Navy submarine that sunk a Japanese fishing and training vessel here Friday did not render more assistance.
Islanders teamed up to help locate missing plane
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. -- As he directed the search for a missing plane on fog-shrouded Beaver Island, Deputy Sheriff Mike Russell wasn't optimistic about finding its crew or passengers alive.
Man who found $640,000 from armored truck to get $75,000 CLEVELAND (AP) -- Mark Morant got lucky twice.
On Wednesday the 38-year-old was walking his downtown beat as a part-time security guard when the back door of an armored truck came open and three bundles of cash fell out.
For one couple, Valentine's Day is an 80th wedding anniversary
NAPPANEE, Ind. -- Jack and Dorothy Hoffer want to spend Valentine's Day the way they have for 79 previous wedding anniversaries -- quietly and without much fanfare.
NEAR spacecraft lands softly on asteroid
COLUMBIA, Md. -- NEAR, the spacecraft that became the first manmade object to land on an asteroid, may continue sending its signal for months, but after Wednesday nobody will be listening.
Navy hopes undersea vehicle will locate trawler wreckage
HONOLULU -- As tearful relatives of the people missing at sea following the collision between a U.S. submarine and a Japanese trawler visited the crash site Monday, the Navy dispatched a high-tech undersea vehicle to scour the ocean floor for wreckage -- and possibly to recover bodies.
Airlines get low marks in efforts to improve service
The U.S. government scolded the nation's airlines Monday for coming up short in their voluntary effort to improve customer service and warned that air travelers will face another chaotic summer unless the carriers act quickly to improve performance.
Unabomber won't get a new trial, appeals court panel rules
A federal appeals court panel on Monday rejected Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski's bid for a new trial, ruling 2-1 that a trial judge had not coerced him into pleading guilty to three fatal bombings and had properly denied Kaczynski's request to represent himself.
Battier, Miller sisters among finalists for player of year
ATLANTA (AP) -- Shane Battier of Duke and twins Coco and Kelly Miller of Georgia are among the finalists for the 2001 Naismith college basketball player of the year awards.
Baylor upsets Kansas
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Roy Williams knew No. 6 Kansas was looking past Baylor, so he told his Jayhawks to snap out of it before tipoff.
Stern clears way for Grizzlies to leave Vancouver
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- After six years of losing hundreds of games on the court and millions of dollars at the bank, the Grizzlies look ready to leave Vancouver -- possibly as early as next season.
Lendl, Rose voted into Hall of Fame
Ivan Lendl, who has preserved his privacy since retiring in 1994, will return to the tennis spotlight this summer for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Wisconsin's Michael Bennett arrested
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Michael Bennett, one of the nation's best running backs last season, was arrested at his apartment building Monday after kicking in a woman's door, police said.
Closing looms on Gretzky deal
PHOENIX (AP)-- Wayne Gretzky's 21-year playing career is over. His first opportunity as an owner is about to begin.
Lemieux to Lemaire: See you on the ice
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Mario Lemieux insists he isn't feuding with Minnesota Wild coach Jacques Lemaire, the first NHL coach or player to publicly chastise Lemieux since he began his successful comeback.
NEW YORK (AP) -- From the backstage area at Madison Square Garden to the artificial turf floor, everyone in the dog world saw this coming.
Yankees reach agreement with Morales
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees would love for their latest Cuban defector to be as good as their first.
Elroy 'Tuffy' J. Birchem
FLENSBURG -- Elroy "Tuffy" J. Birchem, 70, Flensburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at home.
Pauline V. Root Howard
MESA, Ariz. -- Pauline Viola Root Howard, 79, Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Crosby, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Desert Samaritan Hospital in Mesa, Ariz.
Blanche J. MacDonald
AITKIN -- Blanche J. MacDonald, 90, Aitkin, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Virginia A. (Baker) Weaver
STANWOOD, Wash. -- Virginia A. (Baker) Weaver, 78, Stanwood, Wash., formerly of Brainerd, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Stanwood.
Luther D. Brown
Luther D. Brown, 88, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Charles L. Bedore
Charles L. Bedore, 92, Brainerd, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Hattie Lukasawicz, 79, Little Falls, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Curtis 'Curt' D. Logan
LITTLE FALLS -- Curtis "Curt" Duane Logan, 52, Little Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, as the result of an airplane accident in Michigan.
Steven J. Roubinek
IRONTON -- Steven J. Roubinek, 15, Ironton, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Charles L. Bedore
Charles L. Bedore, 92, Brainerd, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
The Clinton indulgences
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Washington Post:
In the early 1900s the oil companies were not allowed to have monopolies on oil. It was a U.S. government law.
Study shows middle schoolers' backpacks are too heavy
BOSTON -- Jared Idels, 13, takes the bus to and from Wayland Middle School, so his heavy backpack doesn't usually bother him. But it became a problem recently when he had to walk his little brother home from elementary school.
Central Minnesota and the arts
The Staples community is providing excellent arts programming, as was in evidence Sunday afternoon, Feb. 11.
Seat belts - Dispatch Editorial
Minnesota was timid in its seat-belt legislation from the very beginning. The first year the law was on the books there was no penalty for a violation. In a report card issued last week by the National Safe Kids Campaign, Minnesota earned a "D."
Fire substation A new fire substation could benefit both Brainerd and Baxter
Some Baxter and Brainerd and residents were put off by recent talk of exploring the possibility of merging the two cities or sharing services.
Now they get it
During the Clinton years, most of the American media played the role of Gov. George Wallace, who famously stood in the schoolhouse door in a vain attempt to keep blacks from integrating Alabama schools. The press stood in the information doorway, refusing to adequately investigate and report on many of the Clintons' misdeeds and attacking their opponents in order to keep those hated Republicans from taking over government and put forward more conservative economic and social ideas.
I attended a meeting along with 20 other persons that was initiated by four men from Minnesota Department of Transportation. We agreed t
Consistency, thy name is Bush
George W. Bush has finally clued us in on why he favors and expects to get an individual income tax cut of not a cent more or a cent less than $1.6 trillion.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Timothy Bottoms played Texan Sonny Crawford 30 years ago in "The Last Picture Show" and again in 1990's "Texasville." Now he's playing the most powerful Texan in the world.
NASCAR hands out suspensions
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR's top policeman laughed when asked if catching 18 cheaters would persuade teams to go straight from now on.
Dakota County man named 2000 Conservation Officer of the Year
Ross Opsahl, conservation officer for Dakota County, was named 2000 Conservation Officer of the Year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Man pleads guilty in crash that killed two men in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Cambridge man pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of second-degree unintentional murder in the deaths of two cousins as he fled police in his car.
Northwest Airlines mechanics ask to resume talks; call strike vote for March 2
MINNEAPOLIS -- The union representing Northwest Airlines mechanics, cleaners and custodians asked airline management to return to the bargaining table on Monday but told workers to prepare for a strike vote March 2.
Bancroft, Arnesen enter last stage of trek across Antarctica
Adventurers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen had plenty of sunshine, good visibility and hard-packed snow to ski on Monday as they entered the last stage of their trek across Antarctica.
Electronics prove to be the way of the world in today's college dormitories
DULUTH (AP) -- Forget about square footage and proximity to bathrooms, two trusted but old-fashioned measures of quality dormitory space.
Former Viking Chuck Foreman placed on probation for mail fraud
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Minnesota Vikings running back Chuck Foreman was ordered to pay $7,200 in restitution Monday but avoided incarceration for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme.
Two Minnesotans among six killed in Army helicopter crash
HONOLULU (AP) -- Two Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed during a nighttime exercise in a remote military preserve of the Hawaiian islands, killing six soldiers -- including two Minnesotans -- and injuring 11.
UMD professor determined to unlock genetic secrets of hibernation
DULUTH (AP) -- Matt Andrews doesn't pull his ground squirrels out of hibernation to check for shadows on Groundhog Day.
Tech skates past Warrior boys
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Tech Tigers broke open a close game with five goals in the third period and went on to defeat the Brainerd Warriors 9-4 in Central Lakes Conference boys' hockey action Tuesday.
Warriors fall to Spuds
When a sports season comes to an end, particularly when that end comes in a close but losing effort, the temptation is to dwell on what might have been.
Pierz wrestlers win in Section 6A
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers knocked off the Rush City Tigers 60-8 in first round action at the Section 6A wrestling tournament on Tuesday.
Six Wadena boxers score victories
A full house of boxing fans witnessed 12 bouts at the Wadena Armory Saturday.
Flyers down Warriors in girls' hoops
LITTLE FALLS -- The old cliche that imitation is the best form of flattery apparently doesn't hold true in Little Falls.
Pierz girls defeat Foley
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers defeated the Foley Falcons 55-39 Monday night.
Majka may be underrated
As a junior, Katie Majka was often seeded in the middle of the lineup by the Brainerd Warriors girls' alpine ski team. As a result, Warriors coach Jim Ruttger thinks Majka may have been underrated.
Flier's basket sparks PR-B boys
PINE RIVER -- Nick Flier has scored his share of points for the Pine River-Backus Tigers boys' basketball team, but none will be more memorable than his last.
Grizzlies claw Patriots in boys' hockey
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin Grizzlies boys' hockey team defeated the Pequot Lakes Patriots 8-2 in the first meeting between the schools Tuesday night.
Women's College Basketball
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team has been seeded sixth in the Section 7AA tournament and will play at No. 3 Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the quarterfinals.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warriors are seeded seventh in the Section 8, Class 3A, team wrestling tournament and will wrestle No. 10 Moorhead at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fergus Falls.
Let's get ready to wrestle: Area teams begin first-round action in Section 7AA tourney
There won't be a cry of "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" like the World Wrestling Federation, the cheerleaders will be dressed more appropriately than those of the XFL, and the action will be legitimate tonight when the Section 7AA wrestling tournament begins.
S-M girls edge Yellowjackets
STAPLES -- Laura Warn scored 24 points to lead the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' basketball team to a 69-62 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets.
Willmar wrestlers beat Brainerd
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals defeated the Brainerd Warriors 34-21 Monday night in a regular-season ending Central Lakes Conference wrestling meet.
W-DC, Aitkin advance to 7AA semifinals
WADENA -- The top-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines wrestling team won all but one match in the quarterfinal round of the Section 7AA wrestling tournament against the ninth-seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals Tuesday.
Goochey skis up to expectations
Brainerd Warriors alpine skiing coach Jim Ruttger remembers speaking at a Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meeting about four years ago and informing the group to watch a prospect named Kyle Goochey.
Walsh gets 30-day sentence for drunken driving
Minnesota Vikings special teams player and reserve receiver Chris Walsh will serve at least 12 days in jail after pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Vikings part with Palmer
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings running back David Palmer will become an unrestricted free agent March 2 after the team rescinded the final two years of his contract.
Make it a dozen?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The All-Star festivities are over.
Gophers still clawing, despite setbacks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The what-might-have-beens, for Minnesota senior Terrance Simmons, extend well beyond recent injuries to John-Blair Bickerstaff and Michael Bauer.
Portland shatters Timberwolves' winning streak
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The All-Star break accomplished what 11 straight opponents could not: It knocked the Minnesota Timberwolves off their stride.
Mason hires four assistants
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota coach Glen Mason filled out his defensive staff Tuesday by hiring four new assistants, including Missouri's Moe Ankney as defensive coordinator.
Third assistant coach leaves Gophers football program
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joker Phillips, receivers coach for the Minnesota Golden Gophers football program the past two seasons, has accepted a similar position at Notre Dame.
Virus spreads in guise of photo of tennis star
NEW YORK -- A computer virus pretending to be an electronic photo of blond teen-age tennis star Anna Kournikova overwhelmed e-mail servers throughout Europe and North America on Monday.
Ruling has Napster singing blues
A federal appeals court in San Francisco delivered the most devastating blow to date to Napster Inc. Monday, ruling that the wildly popular online song-swapping service must be stopped from helping consumers violate music copyrights.
Ebert crowned Miss Nisswa at annual pageant
NISSWA -- Lisa Ebert was crowned Miss Nisswa 2001 on Friday night at the Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant at Lutheran Church of the Cross.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Partners 56472 is a Healthy Community Partnership group, working in partnership with the Initiative Foundation.
Voles, moles, mice and shrews
"I caught six yesterday," proclaimed Ms. Mouse Hater. She continued her tale, then, explaining that these rodents were so small they didn't trip the standard mousetraps. "I have to get more glue traps today."
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Some patchy drizzle or light freezing drizzle possible. Highs will range from the mid 20s northwest...To near 40 south.
The Weather Elsewhere With Tomorrow's Temperature Forecast
Temperatures indicate Monday's high and overnight low to 8 a.m. Eastern Time.
Happy Valentine's Day
Weather drawing by Bobbi Kruchten of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Happy Valentine's Day
Weather drawing by Ashley Banks of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...A chance of light snow north. Mostly cloudy with patchy freezing drizzle or flurries south. Becoming blustery in the northwest. Highs from 10 above northwest to near 35 southeast.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Becoming mostly cloudy west and north with a chance of light snow. Mostly cloudy east with areas of morning fog. Some partial sunshine southeast this afternoon. Highs 20 to 25 northeast...To 25 to 35 elsewhere.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Occasional drizzle south with a chance of light rain this afternoon. Patchy to occasional freezing drizzle central and north...Possibly changing to drizzle this afternoon. Highs 25 to 30 northwest to near 40 south.
Clingy couple too close for comfort, says grandmother
DEAR ABBY: How do you feel about a granddaughter who brings her fiance to dinner and then throughout the evening lies close to him on the sofa, caresses him, and can't keep her hands off him, apparently forgetting there are others present in the room?
Tax cuts and debt reductions
WASHINGTON--According to a poll in the current issue of Newsweek, 67 percent of Americans favor President Bush's proposed $1.6-trillion tax cut, but a nearly identical 65 percent say it is more important that the projected budget surpluses be used to reduce the national debt.
Details for the doctor
Dear Heloise: When I go to see my physician for anything, I prepare for it like I would for any assignment.
The Sons of Norway will have a cultural video at 6 p.m. and entertainment at 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd. No potluck.
Names and faces
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Fearing the effects of "bad ideas" on Polish young people, Warsaw's mayor on Tuesday urged parents to keep their children away from a concert by American shock rocker Marilyn Manson.
Palestinian bus driver kills 8 Israelis in hit-and-run
AZUR, Israel -- A Palestinian driver crashed a bus into a bus stop crowded with Israeli soldiers and civilians during morning rush hour Wednesday, killing eight and injuring 20 in the deadliest Palestinian attack on Israelis in nearly four years.
Nine hikers shot dead in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The bodies of nine hikers on an excursion near a national park in southwest Colombia were found at the bottom of a ravine, authorities said Wednesday. They had all been shot execution-style.
Dutch police arrest suspect in Anna Kournikova computer virus
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Dutch police arrested a computer hacker Wednesday who claimed he wrote the Anna Kournikova computer virus that snarled e-mail around the world this week, officials said.
Kidnappers in Ecuador agree to ransom offer
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Kidnappers holding seven foreign oil workers -- including four Americans -- have agreed to a ransom offer just ahead of their deadline to kill another captive, the head of Ecuador's armed forces said Wednesday.
El Salvador suffers second deadly earthquake in month
SAN VICENTE, El Salvador -- This small Salvadoran city was lucky last month. A 7.6-magnitude earthquake that completely buried a neighborhood under a massive landslide left its clusters of humble adobe homes untouched.
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